All Puckllay teachers are professionals in their field and experienced in teaching children and youth in community contexts. Aware of the social and educational need in the country, the educators join the school in a committed way. Since 2004 in Lomas de Carabayllo Puckllay has been working with his proposal to ensure that children and adolescents have the opportunity to experience a pedagogical experience based on play, artistic experience and the use of the body in the production of knowledge. This is how the main program has been running with the largest number of participants and the construction of the first art school in the New Jerusalem community.
The national and international programming of the Festival constitutes an excellent platform for the programming and dissemination of national contemporary art, it is a showcase for the local scene and a window to the world for Peruvian companies thanks to the cultural exchange achieved.
The diversification of spaces seeks to promote a more dynamic and organic dialogue between the spaces of the city, the periphery and the public spaces, as is the case of the sports courts where so many important events occur in the social life of a community or the streets themselves in a city.
LA HUARACA, is a scenic space of community projection at the service of the population of Lomas de Carabayllo. The name comes from the word huariaca, which at the same time comes from two Quechua voices: huaira (air) and acá (warm), so the meaning is “warm air”. The word huaraca has acquired several meanings over time. It can be the rope with which the top is played, the sling or a whip. For us it is the creative impulse that comes from the will and demand of the individual who carries it.
The top is the symbol of Puckllay. Puckllay in Quechua word means play. That is why we chose the spinning top as our emblem, as it is a symbol that immediately alludes to individual and collective play, to the community, to the children’s space. In the same way, the image of the top invites us to think about a democratic dynamic of liberating and creative space, which challenges the established order, which challenges and is always in motion, in permanent gravitation, however, we know that for this gravitation to happen An impulse is needed, a will, an effort that comes from the hand of the player, in the case of TROMPOS this impulse comes from the creative artist.
So, we have wanted to weave this huaraca thread, as a beautiful collective will, to help our Art School to continue growing and serving its children and adolescents.
45% of the garbage that is disposed of in our city is made up of solid garbage: glass, plastic rubber, metal and wood. This garbage goes to the seas, rivers and lakes. 14% of this garbage is made up of wood, which is mostly disposed of by furniture factories.
The practice of recycling and reusing already used materials is not a majority practice in our country, nor are there laws that can promote or require greater care in this regard.
In Lomas de Carabayllo there are important wood factories that dispose of huge amounts of wood waste, which is collected by the population mainly to be used as firewood.
The carpentry workshop was born at the initiative of the teacher Fernando Rivas in January 2014 and together with the participants and parents and as a need to have material for the workshop, they established as part of the dynamics of the workshop, the collection of wood in factories in the area. In this way, what began as a kind of strategy in the absence of resources and economic possibilities to carry out the workshop, became an interesting alternative and with a highly pedagogical content in the proposal.
It is important to encourage and disseminate activities like these because Lomas de Carabayllo is an area in which pollution has reached levels that even make the habitat of its inhabitants dangerous, however, the population continues to grow. Faced with these problematic initiatives in which the urgency and importance of working with already used elements is put on the table, it gives added value since it allows the population to participate in a process of protection of their environment while establishing a labor and production strategy that could help in the family economy, not counting the pedagogical experience that the workshop itself carries out for the participants.